Featuring William Considine and Larissa Shmailo
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
William Considine writes poems and plays. His full-length play, Moral Support, ran for eight performances at Medicine Show Theatre in early 2019, to critical praise. Critic Jan Ewing wrote, “It’s a slice of life, well written and acted with skill; a personal cri de coeur that resonates long after the final curtain. …” The Operating System published a volume of his produced verse plays, The Furies, and a chapbook of poems, Strange Coherence. Fast Speaking Music released a CD of his poems with music, An Early Spring. His poems have appeared recently in Sensitive Skin and Poets Reading the News. Photo by Heath Antonio.
Larissa Shmailo is a poet, novelist, translator, editor, and critic. Her new novel is Sly Bang; her first novel is Patient Women. Her poetry collections are Medusa’s Country, #specialcharacters, In Paran, A Cure for Suicide, and Fib Sequence . Her poetry albums are The No-Net World and Exorcism, for which she won the New Century Best Spoken Word Album award. Shmailo is the original English-language translator of the first Futurist opera Victory over the Sun by Alexei Kruchenych, performed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Garage Museum of Moscow and theaters and universities worldwide. Shmailo also edited the online anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and has been a translator for the Eugene A. Nida Institute of Biblical Scholarship on the Russian Bible. Currently, she is guest-editing an upcoming Russia and politics issue of Matter. Please see more about Larissa at her website www.larissashmailo.com and Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larissa_Shmailo